New Bowmore 1965 presented
The 52-year-old-single malt whisky was matured in an Oloroso sherry cask
Beam Suntory will release a Bowmore 1965 in December, the fourth and last edition of a 50 Year Old-Vaults Series. After 52 years of maturation in one of the old Bowmore warehouses on Islay the single malt from an Oloroso sherry cask offers 42% ABV. 232 bottles of the Bowmore 1965 were filled – but of course not usual bottles but handcrafted glass decanters in wooden presentation boxes. The press release informs of a suggested retail price of 30.000 US-Dollars.
The new spirit for this whisky belongs to the first one that had been distilled after Bowmore Distillery had changed to steam heated pot stills in 1964 – the very first single malts from this new period were the famous Black Bowmore Single Malt Whiskies. This modernization allowed a smoother and more controlled distillation process.
Tasting Notes of the producer: Bowmore 1965
This remarkably rare limited-edition bottling has, over its 52-year maturation, unlocked the rich fruit and balanced smoke tastes distinctive of 1960s Bowmore whiskies, which have been savored by connoisseurs worldwide and are renowned as some of the most collectible Bowmore expressions. An outstanding expression, Bowmore 1965 has been elevated to legendary status through maturation that showcases the iconic fruit notes and deep flavors that are revered in Bowmore single malts. On the nose, Bowmore 1965 offers elegant bursts of fragrant fruits, sweet bees wax and intense dark chocolate, developing into burnt heather and a fresh spring flower finish. Perfectly balanced with a touch of jasmine, dried fruit and apricots, this single malt is best savored neat.
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